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Why Sell Antiques Online?
While some may think that the antique industry is dying, the $1 billion dollar industry has actually been increasing at a rate of about 3.5% each year. In fact, there’s been a drastic increase in Google Trends searches for antique home decor. Your antiques store can sell a range of products from antique jewelry, tea sets, Chinese antiques, coins, hourglasses and more. You can even eventually expand your antiques store to include vintage items such as dresses, blouses and more. Be sure to take advantage of Throwback Thursdays and Flashback Fridays in your marketing as they’d work well with an antiques store.
Due to the expansive selection of products you can sell in the antiques industry, dropshipping is a better model than wholesaling. You can import and sell as many products as you’d like. You don’t need to worry about unsold inventory. You can test several different products to determine the best-sellers within your antiques niche with limited financial risk. You can scale your business quickly as you don’t need to package or ship goods. While wholesaling antiques can be more affordable due to lower cost of goods, there’s no guarantee that you’ll sell all your inventory making it a riskier option.
At Oberlo there are various experienced and top quality distributors of antiques to choose from. The antique products that are offered include pocket watches, masquerade masks, jewelry, wall lights, vintage maps, and other antique items. Additionally, the distributors offer a tonne of different colors and designs that you can pick from if you decide to go forward with the antiques niche. The tricky part about looking for antique distributors is that most of the times they are not just distributing antique items alone. They normally add an additional line of antique products along with other vintage or modern household items and decorative ornaments. That’s why at first it may be hard to locate distributors solely in charge of antique items.
The top manufacturing countries for antiques are China (Mainland), India, and Indonesia. China (Mainland) accounts for 87% of the manufacturing of antique products that are supplied, with India making up for 5% and Indonesia 2% of the manufactured antique products. The main market for these goods is North America, Western Europe, and the Middle East. With antique products, the quality of the product is crucial. Antiques are normally considered desirable due to their age, beauty, condition, utility, or unique features. They may range from household furniture items to everyday usage tools. It is common to find antique products from China manufactured using alloy, rosewood, oak, elm, or other materials that are found in Asia. Traditionally, antiques from China are marked by a red seal, which is commonly known as a “chop”. This is placed by the owner through which experts can identify the previous owners of an antique, simply by reading the chops.
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